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Natural resources bill vetoed

Pawlenty vetoes natural resources bill

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed a natural resources bill Tuesday in part because it mandated special regulations without input from state biologists, including walleye regulations for Fish Lake north of Duluth.

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In his veto message, Pawlenty said the provisions reflect "legislative overreach by attempting to set arbitrary hunting and fishing management policy." Tim Goeman, DNR regional fisheries supervisor in Grand Rapids, was glad to hear that Pawlenty had vetoed the bill.

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